Greek Isles Restaurant

★★★★☆
The variety of dishes is guaranteed to satisfy everyone's appetite, and the inviting Greek hospitality is certain to make you feel at home. Family owned and operated authentic greek cuisine. Take a trip to the Greek Islands right here in Charlotte!
  • 200 E Bland St Ste B

    Charlotte, NC 28203

    Cross street: S College Street

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  • 704-444-9000

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I love Greek food and was impressed by the menu. The hostess wasn't very welcoming. My server took entirely too long to get to my table to even ask what I wanted to drink. I order the chicken soup and he didn't even ask how I was doing or

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★★★★★

I love Greek food and was impressed by the menu. The hostess wasn't very welcoming. My server took entirely too long to get to my table to even ask what I wanted to drink. I order the chicken soup and he didn't even ask how I was doing or

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After dining at the Greek Isles numerous times in the past, I felt this would be a wonderful place to take my daughterand her husband to celebrate her birthday. To my surprise, it was an unexpected disaster. We arrivedand were seated at 6:30pm on a Saturday evening (with reservations). However, it was not until we voiced our disconcert to management that we were finally served atl 8:00pm. The lamb chops at first were initially served raw and when redelivered were cold and chewy. The chicken meditterean was served overdone and cold. In my opinion, It was wonderful to see how busy the restaurant was, but it was to the detriment of the customers.

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★☆☆☆☆

After dining at the Greek Isles numerous times in the past, I felt this would be a wonderful place to take my daughterand her husband to celebrate her birthday. To my surprise, it was an unexpected disaster. We arrivedand were seated at 6:30pm on a Saturday evening (with reservations). However, it was not until we voiced our disconcert to management that we were finally served atl 8:00pm. The lamb chops at first were initially served raw and when redelivered were cold and chewy. The chicken meditterean was served overdone and cold. In my opinion, It was wonderful to see how busy the restaurant was, but it was to the detriment of the customers.

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Before I get battered by all of the 5 star reviewers who give it perfect marks, let me say I probably had unreal expectations going into the dinner, which is why I am giving it my rating.

Had dinner with a few friends the other evening at Greek Isles for the first time. All I ever hear about this place, no matter who, is how great it is and "you've gotta try it", so needless to say I was expecting the world from this visit, unfortunately I should have taken my expectations down a notch, and may have been more impressed.

As an appetizer, I had ordered the Saganaki (Flaming Cheese) which was pretty good, but nothing to write home about. Although it had great flavor, the cheese was barely melted and stuck to the plate, making it a chore to get it off for your bread. Also the portion was quite small, not making it much of a value.

On to the main course which was the special of the evening, Chilean Sea Bass, pan seared with Garlic mashed potatoes, a Mediterranean salad and asparagus ( I know not very Greek, but it sounded good). The Sea Bass was cooked well, but was somewhat tempura battered which gave the outside a wierd "I want to be crunchy, but I've been soaking in this Mediterranean salad for a couple minutes so I'm not". The potatoes were nice and flavorful and surprisingly light. The Mediterranean salad was a refreshing component which complimented the fish well.

As for my girlfriend, she ordered a Greek chicken pasta dish, which she seemed to enjoy, but just lacked flavor and depth in my mind. It had an unappealing pea greenish color and the taste left me saying "what's going on here"

The service was alright. The waitress had awkward moments where she would stand at the table waiting for someone to say something after all our orders were taken, and didn't have much of a personality. Not a huge factor in my review, as I didn't go there because people told me the service was out of this world, but instead that the food was supposed to be.

In the end I'm glad I tried it, I have not had much Greek food in my life and it was a good experience to see all they had to offer. I may go back, but not anytime in the near future.

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★★★☆☆

Before I get battered by all of the 5 star reviewers who give it perfect marks, let me say I probably had unreal expectations going into the dinner, which is why I am giving it my rating.

Had dinner with a few friends the other evening at Greek Isles for the first time. All I ever hear about this place, no matter who, is how great it is and "you've gotta try it", so needless to say I was expecting the world from this visit, unfortunately I should have taken my expectations down a notch, and may have been more impressed.

As an appetizer, I had ordered the Saganaki (Flaming Cheese) which was pretty good, but nothing to write home about. Although it had great flavor, the cheese was barely melted and stuck to the plate, making it a chore to get it off for your bread. Also the portion was quite small, not making it much of a value.

On to the main course which was the special of the evening, Chilean Sea Bass, pan seared with Garlic mashed potatoes, a Mediterranean salad and asparagus ( I know not very Greek, but it sounded good). The Sea Bass was cooked well, but was somewhat tempura battered which gave the outside a wierd "I want to be crunchy, but I've been soaking in this Mediterranean salad for a couple minutes so I'm not". The potatoes were nice and flavorful and surprisingly light. The Mediterranean salad was a refreshing component which complimented the fish well.

As for my girlfriend, she ordered a Greek chicken pasta dish, which she seemed to enjoy, but just lacked flavor and depth in my mind. It had an unappealing pea greenish color and the taste left me saying "what's going on here"

The service was alright. The waitress had awkward moments where she would stand at the table waiting for someone to say something after all our orders were taken, and didn't have much of a personality. Not a huge factor in my review, as I didn't go there because people told me the service was out of this world, but instead that the food was supposed to be.

In the end I'm glad I tried it, I have not had much Greek food in my life and it was a good experience to see all they had to offer. I may go back, but not anytime in the near future.

Pros: Nice Atmosphere, Cultural Specific Dishes, Large Portions

Cons: Service, Was Expecting A Lot More

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I have been here serveral times and it its always good! The hostess is always friendly and seats your party right away! The service is also prompt and the servers friendly as well. The food is to DIE FOR! It is SO GOOD!
I would eat here everday if I could

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★★★★★

I have been here serveral times and it its always good! The hostess is always friendly and seats your party right away! The service is also prompt and the servers friendly as well. The food is to DIE FOR! It is SO GOOD!
I would eat here everday if I could

Pros: Quick Service, Great Food!

Cons: none

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Greek Isles is an amazing restaurant and it is my new favorite place to go. If you love the greek festival but are sad that it only comes once a year, THIS is the place for you. It has an amazing menu for greek foodies and even for those who just want a good meal in a great atmosphere... order the "flaming cheese!" I love this place!

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★★★★★

Greek Isles is an amazing restaurant and it is my new favorite place to go. If you love the greek festival but are sad that it only comes once a year, THIS is the place for you. It has an amazing menu for greek foodies and even for those who just want a good meal in a great atmosphere... order the "flaming cheese!" I love this place!

Pros: amazing food, great family owned restaurant, good prices

Cons: NONE

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When vacationing in North Carolina, we stopped in Charlotte area and found this nice restaurant to eat at. The variety of food was great, their salads were fantastic. Great place to eat.

4
★★★★☆

When vacationing in North Carolina, we stopped in Charlotte area and found this nice restaurant to eat at. The variety of food was great, their salads were fantastic. Great place to eat.

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Wonderful! When I go with a group of mommies we always get as many different things as possible. Always YUMMY! Service is great!
I am happy to find a Greek Restaurant in Charlotte!

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★★★★☆

Wonderful! When I go with a group of mommies we always get as many different things as possible. Always YUMMY! Service is great!
I am happy to find a Greek Restaurant in Charlotte!

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We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere at the Greek Isles. The food was great, the Kalamarakia were excellent and prepared differently than I've ever eaten them anywhere else, and very fresh--and the bread was incredibly addictive!! They bake their own bread and it's authentic Greek! Dessert was perfect...Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for delicious food.

2
★★★★★

We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere at the Greek Isles. The food was great, the Kalamarakia were excellent and prepared differently than I've ever eaten them anywhere else, and very fresh--and the bread was incredibly addictive!! They bake their own bread and it's authentic Greek! Dessert was perfect...Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for delicious food.

Pros: unique Greek dishes

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Finally I found a Greek restaurant that has authentic greek food! The greek salad was the best I ever had, definitely get it when you go. The flaming cheese is fun and delicious, I had the taste of Greece which was a huge assortment of food. Great value for the money. Good customer service and clean. Very friendly and helpful staff. Had the rice pudding for dessert it was sooo good....!!

2
★★★★★

Finally I found a Greek restaurant that has authentic greek food! The greek salad was the best I ever had, definitely get it when you go. The flaming cheese is fun and delicious, I had the taste of Greece which was a huge assortment of food. Great value for the money. Good customer service and clean. Very friendly and helpful staff. Had the rice pudding for dessert it was sooo good....!!

Pros: best greek salad

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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I have been eating Greek food for 48 years. This is one of the BEST!!! Excellent Food, Outstanding Service and also Very Clean. You will feel very welcome the owners are hands on and do everything to make your experience a pleasure. The cost is also a very good value.

Try it you will go back

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★★★★★

I have been eating Greek food for 48 years. This is one of the BEST!!! Excellent Food, Outstanding Service and also Very Clean. You will feel very welcome the owners are hands on and do everything to make your experience a pleasure. The cost is also a very good value.

Try it you will go back

Pros: Quality Food, Great Service, Clean And Nice pepole

Cons: NONE

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The Greek Isles has wonderful Greek food and you will not leave disappointed but your wallet will feel a little lighter. If you want a nice meal and don't mind a little higher cost this is the place. It is not extremely expensive but it is not a mom and pop place. The fried mozzarella is Delicious and so is all other entrees. I usually go with a large group and have tried a lot of entrees and everything was delicious. Go and eat and be happy!

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★★★★☆

The Greek Isles has wonderful Greek food and you will not leave disappointed but your wallet will feel a little lighter. If you want a nice meal and don't mind a little higher cost this is the place. It is not extremely expensive but it is not a mom and pop place. The fried mozzarella is Delicious and so is all other entrees. I usually go with a large group and have tried a lot of entrees and everything was delicious. Go and eat and be happy!

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I love going here for terriffic Greek food. The staff and owner are so friendly and accommodating and the food is delicious. It is very popular and always crowded at lunch... but it never feels too busy.

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★★★★☆

I love going here for terriffic Greek food. The staff and owner are so friendly and accommodating and the food is delicious. It is very popular and always crowded at lunch... but it never feels too busy.

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I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone! This is a favorite of mine. The food is fresh and worth the price. The atmosphere is wonderful and decor is very nice. This is a family friendly, authentic restaurant.

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★★★★★

I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone! This is a favorite of mine. The food is fresh and worth the price. The atmosphere is wonderful and decor is very nice. This is a family friendly, authentic restaurant.

Pros: Spacious, Ambience

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Great food. Good Portions. Great Price. Gracious Hosts. Family owned. Awesome Desserts. Worth the trip. Check it out.

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★★★★★

Great food. Good Portions. Great Price. Gracious Hosts. Family owned. Awesome Desserts. Worth the trip. Check it out.

Pros: Great Authentic Greek Food in Charlotte

Cons: none

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Best Greek Salad I have ever had!! The dressing is to die for, and if you add gyro meat to it, then it is simply the best meal, lunch or dinner!

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★★★★★

Best Greek Salad I have ever had!! The dressing is to die for, and if you add gyro meat to it, then it is simply the best meal, lunch or dinner!

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I've since moved out of charlotte, but had to leave this feedback. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Greek Isles. My fiance and I would crave it often - however, what's up with the HOURS?!?! We almost always showed up to the closed restaurant on the days we were really really craving it. Unfortunately there are 2 very busy bars nearby, so yes, parking can be a bear - the clingly parking attendent outside can get on your last nerve too - but at the end of the day, the food is FANTASTIC. (Dolmathes are to die for - I live in the land of GREEKS now and let me assure you, I'm still trying to find a greek-isles replacement).

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★★★★★

I've since moved out of charlotte, but had to leave this feedback. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Greek Isles. My fiance and I would crave it often - however, what's up with the HOURS?!?! We almost always showed up to the closed restaurant on the days we were really really craving it. Unfortunately there are 2 very busy bars nearby, so yes, parking can be a bear - the clingly parking attendent outside can get on your last nerve too - but at the end of the day, the food is FANTASTIC. (Dolmathes are to die for - I live in the land of GREEKS now and let me assure you, I'm still trying to find a greek-isles replacement).

Pros: Food is great - Waiters are friendly.

Cons: LOUD, Parking is a pain & weird hours.

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Greek Isles is the best place around for Greek food and an authentic Greek dining experience. Everything from their appetizers and salads to their dinner entrees are excellent in taste and presentation. The staff is fun, friendly, and inviting. They have a pretty extensive wine list and full service bar as well. A lunch favorite since I work close-by!

Pros: Delicious and authentic Greek food
Cons: Parking - especially if the weather is bad (not close to the entrance)

4
★★★★☆

Greek Isles is the best place around for Greek food and an authentic Greek dining experience. Everything from their appetizers and salads to their dinner entrees are excellent in taste and presentation. The staff is fun, friendly, and inviting. They have a pretty extensive wine list and full service bar as well. A lunch favorite since I work close-by!

Pros: Delicious and authentic Greek food
Cons: Parking - especially if the weather is bad (not close to the entrance)

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Greek food is as common in Charlotte as Ban of America branches, but Greek food you'd eat before midnight and before tying a few on is unheard of. Greek Isles menu is wonderful, adventuresome and the flaming cheese is delightful. As a previous reviewer stated, teh place is LOUD, best for a big party or to impress your family. The menu may be a step up, but the decor is less so. The entrance even felt like Skyland sans the wrestling photos.

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★★★★☆

Greek food is as common in Charlotte as Ban of America branches, but Greek food you'd eat before midnight and before tying a few on is unheard of. Greek Isles menu is wonderful, adventuresome and the flaming cheese is delightful. As a previous reviewer stated, teh place is LOUD, best for a big party or to impress your family. The menu may be a step up, but the decor is less so. The entrance even felt like Skyland sans the wrestling photos.

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this is by far the best greek restaraunt in the area, the service is great and the staff friendly
feta cheese never had it so good!!

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★★★★☆

this is by far the best greek restaraunt in the area, the service is great and the staff friendly
feta cheese never had it so good!!

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You've gotta get the flaming cheese. Something about the fire and the "Opa!" your server will yell when he lights it gives this place an authentic feeling. The portions are very big and the lamb is juicy. We've been back several times with friends.

2
★★★★★

You've gotta get the flaming cheese. Something about the fire and the "Opa!" your server will yell when he lights it gives this place an authentic feeling. The portions are very big and the lamb is juicy. We've been back several times with friends.

Pros: Authentic feel, service, prices

Cons: noisy

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The food and atmosphere at Greek Isles were first rate, and the waitstaff was courteous and very knowledgeable. I have eaten Greek food in many places, including Australia, and this food was excellent! I had a Greek Salad, followed by the "Pikilia" (Taste of Greece), which is a combination of many Greek Favorites, including Spanikopita (*tender, flaky crust!*), Mousaka, Pastitsio, Gyro, Dolmades, Pita and tzatziki. All were excellent.

The parking was a little congested, due to some construction in the area, but the restaurant is very nice inside with good ambience. It was clean and well cared for.

There is an outdoor patio/balcony for eating in cool weather. That is where I found the owner, who took a moment to talk with me about his restaurant and Greek Food in general.

If you like Greek Food, you will fall in love with this place!

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★★★★★

The food and atmosphere at Greek Isles were first rate, and the waitstaff was courteous and very knowledgeable. I have eaten Greek food in many places, including Australia, and this food was excellent! I had a Greek Salad, followed by the "Pikilia" (Taste of Greece), which is a combination of many Greek Favorites, including Spanikopita (*tender, flaky crust!*), Mousaka, Pastitsio, Gyro, Dolmades, Pita and tzatziki. All were excellent.

The parking was a little congested, due to some construction in the area, but the restaurant is very nice inside with good ambience. It was clean and well cared for.

There is an outdoor patio/balcony for eating in cool weather. That is where I found the owner, who took a moment to talk with me about his restaurant and Greek Food in general.

If you like Greek Food, you will fall in love with this place!

Pros: Great food, attentive waitstaff, Nice atmosphere

Cons: Parking was a bit if a struggle, but this is a temporary issue.

 

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